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by Sara D
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Blue Umbrella'..'We Go Way Back'...'Whistling in the Dark' ..'Bacharach / Tashian
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: 'Blue Umbrella'..'We Go Way Back'...'Whistling in the Dark' ..'Bacharach / Tashian

Burt and Daniel have mentioned in interviews the possibility of an album, let's hope so, their collaboration shows truly great promise ! 'blue' I concur wholeheartedly and I wonder if the term 'shows truly great promise' has ever been used in connection with a 92 year old before? 'We Go Way Back' d...
by Sara D
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.

To my knowledge, no one has yet to record a 'Sings the Songs of Bacharach and Bayer Sager' album and I can't imagine that anyone ever will, despite them writing, with the help and assistance at various times of Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Neil Diamond and Bruce Roberts, several US Top 40 hits. ...
by Sara D
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020

I can't imagine how any fan of Bacharach's music could not love this beguiling and excuisitely orchestrated piece by Morricone.

by Sara D
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.

Once I'd heard 'Bells of St. Augustine' a few times I felt the urge to share the song with family and friends. I don't feel the same urge with 'Midnight Watch'.
by Sara D
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020

I felt absolutely gutted when I heard the news. There's so many but this is a personal favourite theme of his.
by Sara D
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 5 new songs by Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: 5 new songs by Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian

I see that 'Bells Of St. Augustine' is starting to get covered.

by Sara D
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Johnny Mandel 1925 - 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Johnny Mandel 1925 - 2020

His score for the movie 'I Want To Live' from the late 50s was very jazzy and featured baritone sax virtuoso Gerry Mulligan.
by Sara D
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 593184

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

I saw the movie 'Mirror Mask' last night and I was surprised when I heard this on the soundtrack:
by Sara D
Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'

I think that if musician Frank P didn't like 'It's Turkey Lurkey Time' it was probably less to do with the quality of the song and more to do with the complexity of the score during the extended dance sequence of that number. Listening to Bambi McMormick's warm, mellifluous tones immediately made me...
by Sara D
Thu May 14, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Maestro
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Maestro

I sincerely hope that the Maestro himself visits this forum and sees all these heartfelt messages. I stumbled upon this video message from him posted on YouTube on his birthday to his Japanese fans regarding the cancellation of the tour.
by Sara D
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 593184

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Nice one Blue, and although I suspect that most if not all would have recognised the tune, perhaps not everyone could have put a title to it. By the mid-70s Bacharach couldn't buy a hit either in the US or the UK so I should imagine he welcomed this little bit of success in the Netherlands with open...
by Sara D
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 593184

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

A Dutch friend asked me the other day if I was aware of a "very catchy" Bacharach tune that was a hit in her country in the mid-70s? Turns out that 'De Zwarte Kat' (The Black Cat) by Ciska Peters is an adaptation of a Bacharach and David song from many years before. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qtD...
by Sara D
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How's everyone doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: How's everyone doing?

I'm sure we're all finding different ways in responding and coping with this unique situation and all those things we appreciated and perhaps took for granted before all this will be even more appreciated when all the restrictions are eventually lifted. Because it gets me out of the house as part of...
by Sara D
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 15390

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

Blair, it seems ridiculous that the CD isn't being released in the US. Yes, she was a uniquely talented writer and performer in her prime but one I've always found a tough sell among my family and friends, none of whom can stand listening to her recordings, especially when she's singing at or near t...
by Sara D
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 15390

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

The show Blair posted at the top of this thread has just been released on CD and I've just seen it on Amazon UK.